On the ball

Paisley Daily Express - - Paisley’s Past -

the next 12 months, the club’s play­ers and coaches will en­joy sup­port in four key areas – team train­ing, coach ed­u­ca­tion, ses­sion plan­ning and ac­cess to their flag­ship skil­ful edge re­sources.

Af­ter the suc­cess of the open­ing ses­sions, mem­bers of Thorn Ath­letic are now ex­cited about what the rest of the Part­ner Club pro­gramme can de­liver for them.

Thorn Ath­letic’s Co­erver co­or­di­na­tor and 2007 coach, Neil Fox, who has put months of prepa­ra­tion into pulling off the agree­ment, said: “Co­erver tech­niques are used by some of the big­gest names in world foot­ball.

“It was a fan­tas­tic day and de­spite the typ­i­cal Scot­tish weather all you could hear was laugh­ing and en­joy­ment from those tak­ing part.

“For some of the kids it was the sec­ond time they had been soaked in the one day.

“But af­ter­wards ev­ery­one was unan­i­mous in their praise for how well it had gone.”

Co­erver Scot­land di­rec­tor and coach Joe Jones said: “We are de­lighted to wel­come Thorn Ath­letic as a Co­erver Part­ner Club this sea­son.

“As one of only 21 clubs across Scot­land, the Co­erver Part­ner Club is an ex­clu­sive pro­gramme work­ing with for­ward think­ing, pro­gres­sive clubs who wish to de­velop skil­ful at­tack­ing foot­ball play­ers and teams.

“Al­ready in the short time we have been work­ing with the club, they have shown a real de­sire to im­prove their play­ers and their coaches.

“We are sure this part­ner­ship will help the club to pro­vide a truly unique pro­gramme for young play­ers in John­stone.”

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